Life has been largely uneventful, save for small spots of excitement. It's the time of the year where everyone is exhausted, just trying to make a push to the end. I have a flight home booked, and I have a whole plan for the summer.
So, a few updates about the exciting bits.
I went to the Philippines for spring break, it happened like this:
|On the plane. Note to self Tiger airways red eye flights are never, ever fun.|
|On Panglao island|
|On a scooter!|
|On a boat|
|I went snorkeling|
|I got an ice cream sundae to celebrate my snorkeling|
|At Dumaguete, getting ready to take a ferry to Siquijor island.|
|My scooter on Siquijor island|
|A terrible picture at our deserted hotel on Siquijor.|
|beautiful deserted beach. Not good for swimming, super rocky.|
|Part of going to the Philippines was to go to church. I ran into some|
fellows Mormons on a ride around the island. They were about to have
a baptism, so I stuck around. They had to walk out really far to get deep enough water.
|At another beachfront hotel. $30 a night, can't be beat.|
|My little beach bungalow. No a/c, but it was cool enough with a fan.|
|Goodbye Siquijor. Amazing island.|
|The restroom sign at the pier. No, the restrooms were|
|On a ferry.|
|At the temple.|
|In a mall. You can't really tell, but that's Orange Brutus, it's like Orange Julius, but different.|
|On the plane. This was the worst plane ride ever in the history of plane rides.|
|The parents of one of the students gave us these mugs.|
Not sure what they make but they're the finest and the largest.
My friend Annie came to visit. She lives in Bangkok.
|We went to a spa and I got a blow-out.|
|We rode in a rickshaw.|
|We went to Zero Point, the center of the country. That's a sign|
with all the distances to major points in Bangladesh.
|Behind the parliament building.|
|Crazy storms on campus leave giant ponds of water on the cricket pitch.|
|Sports day left us all tired. Baby facepalm.|
|I went to the spa again and got rainbow toes with my friend Alicia.|
|I got my Bangladeshi face on for my Chinese visa application.|
Chinese visa you say? Why would you need that? Probably because I am moving to China in July! This is what I was being so coy about. The reason I was in Bangkok over the winter break is because I was going to the Search Associates job fair. That's an experience I might write about at a later date. I'm super excited to go to China, it is exactly where I wanted to be, and I am guaranteed that my parents will visit me now. I see a visit to the Yangtze river dam in my future. Among other things. Also trains, so many high-speed trains. And living a 2 hour flight from Hong Kong, almost as good as living in Hong Kong, but less expensive.